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Concussion legislation raises duty of care, education concerns, say personal injury lawyers

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 8:43 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Newly introduced legislation to protect amateur athletes from concussions is a good first step according to doctors and personal injury lawyers, but more needs to be done to ensure awareness gets through to parents of young athletes and that clear outlines for duties of care are established.

Bill 193, Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2017, introduced on Dec. 14, proposes an annual review of concussion awareness resources, which athletes, coaches, educators and parents would be obligated to read before registering in a sport. It also proposes removal-from-sport...